Take part in the first Women in Business case competition at the College of Business, sponsored by Deloitte.
Deloitte 2021 Women in Business Case Competition


Women serve in critical roles across the business world but can face unique challenges in the workplace. To better prepare our students to use business for a better world and affect positive change, the CSU College of Business has launched the Women in Business case competition, made possible by sponsorship from Deloitte.

The 2021 Deloitte Women in Business Case Competition will focus on women and gender and is open to all CSU College of Business majors and minors at the undergraduate level. First and second year students, as well as Business minors, are strongly encouraged to apply. Students of all gender identities are welcome to participate.

The first-place team will receive $5,000 and the second-place team will receive $3,000.

Students present at a case competition

What is a case competition?

A case competition is a hands-on opportunity to develop and apply your business and professional skills by proposing innovative solutions to real-world business challenges. Students work in teams to analyze a complex business scenario, propose ideas and solutions to that particular challenge, and present to a panel of judges made up of CSU staff, faculty, and distinguished professionals.

By participating in the case competition you can:

  • Broaden your knowledge and awareness of inclusion, equity, and diversity in business
  • Acquire relevant experience that can make your application stand out when applying for internships and jobs
  • Gain experience working on a dynamic and diverse team of peers
  • Strengthen your analytical and presentation skills by applying them to a real business challenge
  • Engage in networking opportunities with industry and corporate partners
  • Make an impactful contribution to today’s business challenges by exploring innovative solutions

How to Enter

Applications for the Deloitte Women in Business Case Competition open on Monday, September 13, 2021. Applications are due before 11:59 pm on Monday, October 4, 2021.

Applications require the following written components:

  • A brief statement of interest (minimum 50 words)
  • A 400-500 word response to the essay prompt: Discuss the importance of an initiative that prioritizes women and/or gender issues in the workplace.

Applications must be submitted on an individual basis and there is no guarantee that students will be selected to move forward to team participation, however everyone is encouraged to apply. For questions, reach out to Andrea Karapas at andrea.karapas@colostate.edu or (970) 491-1380.

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  • Monday, September 13: Applications open
  • Monday, October 4: Applications due
  • Thursday, October 7: Teams are selected and notified via email
  • Tuesday, October 12: Selected students confirm participation
  • Friday, October 15: Participating teams are emailed case scenario
  • Thursday, October 28: Teams submit case presentations
  • Friday, October 29: Teams present to case judges and winners are announced

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Additional information

The planning and execution of this event is a collaborative effort between the College of Business and the Women and Gender Advocacy Center.

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